Book Con 2017: Graphic Novel Events

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dav pilkey autographing

Jun 03, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Booth 1639

Language: English

Dav Pilkey – Captain Underpants 20th Anniversary Scholastic Booth Signing


marjorie liu autographing

Jun 03, 2017, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Booth 2607

Language: English

Creator of Monstress.

***All signings are free. A three item limit will be enforced. Books are available for purchase at the booth.***


gregg schigiel autographing

Jun 03, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Booth 2607

Language: English

Creator of Pix. Volumes 1 and 2 now available.

***All signings are free. A three item limit will be enforced. Books are available for purchase at the booth.***


joe wos autographing

Jun 03, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Booth 1538

Language: English

Syndicated Cartoonist, and Guinness Book of World Records holder for the largest hand-drawn maze, Joe Wos, will be appearing at the Barron’s Educational booth on Saturday, June 3, 2017 to promote his book A-MAZE-ING Animals: 50 Mazes for Kids.  Joe will be at the booth starting at 10 AM to host an interactive maze creation, and will be signing copies of his book from 1 PM – 3 PM.  Purchase required – 50% discount plus a FREE Barron’s Coloring Book of your choice with purchase.


alex de campi autographing

Jun 03, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Booth 2607

Language: English

Mayday and No Mercy V3 available!

***All signings are free. A three item limit will be enforced. Books are available for purchase at the booth.***


babs tarr, brenden fletcher, and cameron stewart autographing

Jun 03, 2017, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Booth 2607

Language: English

Motor Crush #1 ashcan available for purchase.

***All signings are free. A three item limit will be enforced. Books are available for purchase at the booth.***


charles soule autographing

Jun 03, 2017, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Booth 2607

Language: English

Curse Words #1 ashcan available for purchase.

***All signings are free. A three item limit will be enforced. Books are available for purchase at the booth.***



the new mainstream: diversity & activism in four colors

Jun 04, 2017, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Downtown Stage

Language: English

Comics are for everyone, and everyone is making comics. Join graphic novelists and comics creators Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Marjorie Liu (Monstress, X-Men), Joe Illidge (Catalyst Comics) and Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim: Love Is A Battlefield) as they discuss how their work reflects their lived experiences, and how they are getting their stories out in a time of tumultuous political discourse. Moderated by Heidi MacDonald, Editor in Chief of Comicsbeat.com.


justice for dc and ya heroes

Jun 04, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Room 1E14

Language: English

DC’s biggest icons Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, and Catwoman are being reimagined in our favorite way! A league of super powered YA authors, Marie Lu (Midnightstar), Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows), Matt de la Pena (Mexican Whiteboy and The Living) & Sarah J. Maas (The Thrones of Glass series) will reimage the heroes into YA novels. Join us at the BookCon headquarters to hear them talk about their individual adaptations of the famous comic characters and how to do them justice.


a picture tells 1,000 words: graphic novels

Jun 04, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Room 1E16

Language: English

For years, graphic novels were considered to be second-class citizens within many book circles, but recently, they’ve gained the prominence they long deserved.  This panel showcases four of the leading graphic novelists today, Scott Westerfeld, Svetlana Chmakova, Thi Bui, Matt Phelan, and Samwise Didier, each of whom have varied backgrounds and unique stories.  Chmakova was raised in Russia and immigrated to Canada when she was 16, Bui was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child, Phelan lives in Pennsylvania, has won numerous awards, and has been nominated for three Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, and Samwise Didier is the Senior Art Director at Blizzard Entertainment where he helped craft the visual style for several of Blizzard’s wildly popular games, including Warcraft III and World of Warcraft.  During this panel, Chmakova, a 2016 Eisner Award nominee, unveils her newest graphic novel, Brave, Bui gets personal with The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, Phelan delivers a darkly stylized noir, Snow White, set against the backdrop of Depression-era Manhattan, and Didier discusses The Last Winter which follows the nine clans of Mistgard as they battle giants in the freezing cold.


svetlana chmakova autographing

Jun 04, 2017, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

BookCon Autographing Area [Ticket required]

Language: English

All signings that take place in the BookCon Autographing Area will be digitally Ticketed before the Show. A valid Ticket to BookCon for the day of the signing is required for participation. For more information on the process please visit our FAQ at www.TheBookCon.com/AutoArea.


wndb presents super heroes and superheroes

Jun 04, 2017, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Room 1E16

Language: English

Heroes can be those we see in our every day lives or those we read about in the pages of our favorite books/comics. They portray strength and resolve we may not know, but which we’re all capable of. On this star-packed panel WNDB engages authors of young adult and middle grade work that features comic book heroes with abilities beyond our wildest dreams to the most relatable of heroes seeking to maintain the world they know and protect the people they care for.


matt phelan autographing

Jun 04, 2017, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

BookCon Autographing Area [Ticket required]

Language: English

All signings that take place in the BookCon Autographing Area will be digitally Ticketed before the Show. A valid Ticket to BookCon for the day of the signing is required for participation. For more information on the process please visit our FAQ at www.TheBookCon.com/AutoArea.


thi bui autographing

Jun 04, 2017, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

BookCon Autographing Area [Ticket required]

Language: English

All signings that take place in the BookCon Autographing Area will be digitally Ticketed before the Show. A valid Ticket to BookCon for the day of the signing is required for participation. For more information on the process please visit our FAQ at www.TheBookCon.com/AutoArea.


marjorie liu autographing

Jun 04, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Booth 2607

Language: English

Creator of Monstress.

***All signings are free. A three item limit will be enforced. Books are available for purchase at the booth.***


comics and graphic novels meetup

Jun 04, 2017, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Room 1E07

Language: English

Are you a fan of Alex de Campi, Charles Soule, Thi Bui, or Matt Phelan? You and your fellow comics and graphic novel fans are all welcome here! Spend an hour with people who dig art with their stories, exchange contact info to be online BFFs, and trade your favorite comic and graphic novel recommendations. These Meetups are designed to help you connect with people who love the same things you do!